This project will be broadcast on Friday 10 June, 1600NZST

The COVIDS project includes 12 artworks that reflect directly or metaphorically on the pandemic which unfolded in 2020. These images correspond to 12 sound explorations which amplify and create a dialogue with the drawings.

Some poetry included in the soundtracks blend the languages of English and Hungarian (Istvan’s mother tongue), recalling for listeners that time and place where uncertainty and confusion were the daily norm.

“The ‘COVIDS’ – these imaginary creatures of the pandemic – come from nowhere and go nowhere… they were sourced from unconsciousness.” – Istvan Csata

In track 8, the Russian poet, Joseph Brodsky, reads his work.